(SALEM, Ore.) — On June 19, 2019, a Washington County Grand Jury indicted Adam Michael Wallace, age 39, on 19 felony charges related to the sexual abuse of underage males and luring minors online.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office began its investigation into Wallace after receiving information from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office about possible victims in the Washington County area.
Wallace is currently in custody at the Marion County Jail on similar Marion County charges and is currently facing similar cases in Linn County, Oregon and Cowlitz County, Washington.
Wallace is a registered sex offender who was last living in the City of Aurora in Marion County.
Wallace is known for using social media apps, such as Instagram, SnapChat, Grindr, Hornet, and text messaging to contact his victims.
Wallace would often use “phishing” techniques, such as posing as a person younger than himself to make contact with juvenile males.
He would then meet them in person and promise to buy the boys gifts, such as clothing, before sexually abusing them.
Due to the number of victims, the widespread locations of his victims, and the amount of photos retrieved from the suspect’s phone, detectives believe there may be many more underage males who have yet to come forward.
Adam Wallace’s charges from Washington County are listed below:
The abuse is believed to have happened between 2015 and March of this year when Wallace was most recently arrested.
Anyone with information about Adam Wallace, who sometimes goes by his middle name of Michael, is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700 or Detective Emanie Bravo with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-566-6910.
The Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind parents to keep a close eye on their children’s social media accounts and cell phones as sexual predators use these as ways to contact their victims.
Source: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office